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Business Improvement Districts and Publicly Accessible Waterfront Spaces

Final Presentation with La Union: December 12, 2012

On December 12th, 2012, students of the urban forensics studio of the MS Design and Urban Ecologies program presented their proposals for alternative modes of property to La Union. Students, professors and La Union met in St. Jacobi in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Six groups presented separately using both physical and projected materials. La Union then … Continue reading

Photos for Urban@Parsons Site

Hey everyone, Since the semester is coming to a close and a lot of you will be leaving soon, will you all be able to send me all of the photos that you have from the semester that captures events that you have been to, disaster relief efforts, volunteer work, studio process and work, general … Continue reading

11/26 Schedule and Guests (Leticia Alanis, David Harvey, Frank Morales, Gabriela Rendón, Angel Lara, Vicente Rubio)

Dear All, I hope your holiday was productive. Tomorrow we have a very important presentation and we will have great guests to help us shape this last phase, please do your best to communicate your accumulated knowledge and the structured arguments for transferring it. Each of you will have 10 minutes and this time we … Continue reading

Winter Workshop Poll

Hello everyone! Recently, you should have received an email from Jesseka Metts regarding the Winter Workshops. Please respond ASAP as to what you would be interested in, if at all. Quick and simple! If you don’t have the email, you can access it via the following link and read the description below. Thanks! [Side note: … Continue reading

Urban Uprising: Re-Imagining the City, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

In the wake of the 2008 explosion of the current economic crisis, more and more people are actively fighting to restore what they’ve lost. Not since the ‘60s have so many people across the globe taken to the streets to demand a more just and democratic society, access to housing, health care, education, food, jobs, … Continue reading

Sunset Park Tenants Celebrate Victory as Dumpster Arrives at Buildings and Garbage Removal Begins.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2012   Contact:  Dennis Flores, 917-995-6558                Elena Schwolsky, 917-494-3091   What:  Sunset Park Tenants Celebrate Victory as Dumpster Arrives at Buildings and Garbage Removal Begins.  Heat and hot Water was finally restored to the buildings after pressure was put on HPD to deliver 1500 gallons of oil on Friday, November 2, 2012.   After … Continue reading

http://www.youtube.com/embed/4Z9WVZddH9w?rel=0 Great piece on the themes we are covering in our program.  I suggest watching it in its entirety; if not, the start of what we are covering begins at about the 42.39 marker.      

“It’s Global Warming, Stupid”: As Bloomberg Backs Obama, News Media Ends Silence on Climate Change

“It’s Global Warming, Stupid”: As Bloomberg Backs Obama, News Media Ends Silence on Climate Change.

Flooded by Sandy, Residents of Brooklyn Community Red Hook Organize Local Effort for Urgent Relief

Flooded by Sandy, Residents of Brooklyn Community Red Hook Organize Local Effort for Urgent Relief.

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